A dossier of disaster, or archive of missed opportunity?

Here are documents, information and links highlighting many of the tragedies that have become part of the landscape of modern life. Much of what they contain is downright depressing, and worryingly most people working in public sector services will tell you two important things about the reports you see on this page. Firstly, they are just the tip of a larger iceberg. And secondly, they often fail to get under the skin of the real issues.

But hiding from an issue never fixed it, positive thinking is not to deny reality but to confront it. Until we have the courage to face the real issues behind these tragedies, the lack of humanity, integrity, the wilful blindness, ethical fading and moral myopia in our public services, we can never truly say lessons have been learned, and mean it...    

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